Month: September 2013

Caribbean Hotel Occupancy Rebounds With Strong August

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy rebounded in August, following two straight months of decline, according to a new report from STR. The region’s hotels saw a 2.3 percent increase in occupancy compared to August 2012, with total …

Are Women in Jamaica Under Siege?

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor MANY ARE quick to point out the sprinkling of women in top-level positions in Jamaica as representative of “woman power.” Then, too, the country has a female Prime Minister. These relatively few high profile women …

Trinidad’s Sharma Vows “Continuity” of Government Tourism Policy

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff When Chandresh Sharma was tapped to take over Trinidad and Tobago’s Tourism Ministry from former Minister Stephen Cadiz earlier this month, there were questions over whether he would continue the policies …

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 Above: construction at the project (Photos: Baha Mar) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s largest resort project is starting to take shape. The 2,200-room Baha Mar resort project on the Bahamian island of New Providence is on track for …

 Santo Domingo made our list of the top 10 cities for food in the Caribbean, and any visit to the Dominican Republic’s capital will make it abundantly clear why. Here’s a list of six terrific places to chow down in …

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 YOU LOVE the warm waters of Seven Mile Beach. The powder-white sand. But maybe you don’t want to share it. Maybe you want a Caymanian beach all to yourself. Here on the North Side of Grand Cayman, it’s a little …

 We all know the Ti’ Punch, the classic cocktail of the French West Indies. And we all know the Mojito, the classic cocktail of Cuba. Well, rhum house Depaz, located near the base of the famous Mont Pelee in Martinique, …

 The latest edition of Caribbean Photo of the Week takes us to Cap-Haitien and the Cormier Plage, where CJ reader Steph Limage snapped this photo. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com and it …

 Above: former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (UN Photo/Michelle Poiré) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly held a meeting this week with former Haiti President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a source confirmed to Caribbean Journal. It’s not yet clear what …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and El Salvador Ambassador to Haiti Carlos Alberto Calles (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly received the credentials of three new Ambassadors to the country on Friday. The new …

 Above: Parliament By the Caribbean Journal staff Richard Azan, Jamaican Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing announced his resignation from the Cabinet on Friday. Azan’s move came after a report by the Contractor General earlier …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will head to New York next week for the opening of the Unite Nations General Assembly. The world body will be holding its …

 Above: a scene from “Runner, Runner” By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake vehicle Runner, Runner has a third major star: the island of Puerto Rico. The film, which is set for release at the …

 Above: a graphic of the quake (USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A minor earthquake caused light shaking in Eastern Jamaica early Friday morning, according to the United States Geological survey. The 3.3-magnitude quake, which occurred at around 12:34 AM …

 Above: Jacmel By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition in Trinidad presents a new way to look at the city of Jacmel, Haiti. The exhibition, “How the light enters,” draws on Trinidad-based artist Kwynn Johnson’s experience living and working …

 The Montpelier Plantation & Beach hotel in Nevis offers one of the finest dining experiences on the island. It’s led by Chef Benjamin Voisin, a native of Le Mans, France who moved to Nevis in November 2011 and whose culinary …

 Above: Former Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush was questioned by police earlier this week as part of a new probe into actions during his time in office. The probe reportedly involves …